A consultation on improving Temporary Accommodation Standards

Closes 14 Aug 2019

Opened 22 May 2019

Results expected 6 Sep 2019


We want to ensure that consistent high quality standards are applied across all temporary accommodation. We also want to understand how we can extend the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households. 

Why We Are Consulting

The Programme for Government announced by the First Minister on 5 September 2017 set out a new commitment to eradicate rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness. The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was subsequently established to initiate these transformational changes and provided 70 recommendations to Scottish Ministers, including extending the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households and introducing a legally enforceable standards framework.

Read the consultation paper.

Give us your views


  • People of Scotland


  • Housing and Regeneration